Advancing the Art of Percussion
KLS Percussion is an independent percussion studio in Raleigh, NC operated by Krista L. Siachames.


Private Lessons

Individual instruction for students of all levels.

Freelance Percussionist

Professional musician for hire.

Clinician/Drum Instructor

Available for sectionals, clinics, and marching band instruction.

Percussion Ensemble

Interested in joining an ensemble? Contact for more information.


KLS Percussion is an independent percussion studio located in Raleigh, North Carolina operated by Krista L. Siachames. KLS Percussion offers a variety of services including private instruction, equipment rental, and a practice / recording space.

Krista began playing percussion at age nine in Raleigh, NC. Now as a professional she maintains a full studio of private students and performs as a freelance musician throughout North Carolina. Krista is a full-time member of the Triangle Wind Ensemble and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She also regularly performs with many other local organizations throughout the year including Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Raleigh Symphony, The Durham Symphony and the Tar River Orchestra.

In recent years, Krista has become highly devoted to percussion education in our schools. She has advised dozens of local middle and high school band directors, judged area competitions and currently serves on staff as the percussion instructor at St. Timothy’s School. Krista maintains a diverse portfolio of skills, coaching orchestral youth for the Triangle Philharmonic Association while also training others for the field as a marching band instructor in the summer.

Krista attended Appalachian State University under a full scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music Performance and a minor in Business. She studied under Dr. Robert Falvo, a graduate of the The Manhattan School of Music, and W. Arnold Sykes. In 2001 Krista won the Concerto Competition Winner for the Hayes School of Music and was later invited to perform in the Honors Recital Series in 2002. During her time at Appalachian State University, Krista also played double seconds, tenor, and bass pans in the Steely Pan Steel Band, an advanced touring steel pan ensemble.

After college Krista worked for various arts organizations including The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Artists Management, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. While working for these organizations she continued to perform professionally in venues such as The Kennedy Center, the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center, and the Wooly Mammoth Arts Center.

Krista’s focus and passion for teaching has led to the creation of KLS Percussion, a place to advance the art of percussion and create the musicians of tomorrow.

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